Former US President Donald Trump has come under harsh criticism from Republicans after some of the candidates he supported lost in the midterm elections
This could slightly weaken Trump’s position, who is expected to announce his candidacy for the presidential elections in 2024.
According to the New York Times, many Republicans criticized Trump on social media, blaming him largely for the disappointing results of the midterm elections.
David Urban, an adviser to Trump’s 2016 campaign, said, “Republicans in large swaths of states were counting on Donald Trump for victory. Republicans followed Donald Trump to the edge of a cliff.”
“I strongly believe that Trump should no longer be the face of the Republican Party,” said Peter King, a longtime Trump supporter and former Republican member of the House of Representatives from Long Island.
Former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Trump should delay announcing his candidacy after such disappointing midterm election results.
The wave of criticism has spread widely on social networking sites and in various media outlets, including Fox News, which is known for its support of the former president.
As the New York Times reported, this put Trump at his weakest political point since his raid on Congress on January 6, 2021.
However, many of Trump’s supporters have also argued that it is too early to tell whether he will suffer lasting political damage as a result of these criticisms.
Trump, for his part, told the media that he was pleased with the election results, citing the gains made by many of the candidates he supported.